A Message from the CCTD Presadent
How many times have we complained about the rain, especially when we have had plans? Rainy days can turn us into whiners who throw a little fit because we don’t get what we want. And yet the Bible is clear that “this is the day that the Lord has made.”
Job 5:10 states, “He gives rain on the earth and sends water on the fields,”.
Jeremiah 5:24 tells us that, “’They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, who keeps for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”.
Vapors go up, rains come down, air is condensed into water, water rarefied into air; but the great God keeps an exact account of all the stock with which this trade is carried on for the public benefit and sees that none of it be lost. –Matthew Henry
There are many people who are afraid of storms. They can seem loud and wild and even appear to be out of control. We certainly recognize just how little control we have in such situations. While storms seem unpredictable and uncontrollable, they always remain under the control of our great God. His finger draws the path for the wind and it can’t stray from it. He fixes the exact volume of thunder and the intensity of the rain.
Job 28:26 states, “He set a limit for the rain and a course for the thunderbolt” and Psalm 135:7 tells us that, “He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
Winter is a hard season (no pun intended). We do not like being cold and the grey skies can really mess with our mood. But, there is good and beauty to be found in all seasons and in all weather. Snowflakes are delicate, if you try to catch one it immediately melts on your hand. But God can create and mold each snow flake into a uniquely beautiful creation, directing where it should land and how long it should last. Job 37:6 tells us that, “He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’” and Psalms 147:16 states, “He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes”.
William Law said, “He who complains of the weather—complains of the God who ordains the weather!” Basically we are raising our fists against God, against his wisdom, and his goodness.
Let’s agree with the Psalmist that, this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.